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Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

Itinerary, Prices and Dates

Hanoi to Siem Reap 17 Days

The Luxorious RV AmaLotus

Experience the beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 17 day luxury river cruise and escorted tour. From Hanoi cruise Ha Long Bay on a luxurious wooden junk, then fly to Saigon to explore the sights before boarding the equally luxurious RV AmaLotus to cruise along the Mekong River to Siem Reap.

What's Included

  • Outstanding accommodation in Hanoi, Saigon and Siem Reap
  • Overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay
  • Luxurious 7 night Mekong River cruise on the RV AmaLotus, including all meals - starting with a Champagne Breakfast each morning
  • International wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks throughout your river cruise
  • Butler Service for guests in most suites on the RV AmaLotus
  • Services of a professional APT Tour Director throughout your journey, as well as local guides on all excursions
  • Choose from a range of activities in Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon and Siem Reap
  • Enjoy a choice of five superb restaurants in Hanoi and Siem Reap
  • Return scheduled flights from London
  • Flights within Vietnam
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • All port charges, tipping, entertainment, entrance fees and excursions included

Day 1: Depart London

Map of the Mekong River (Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam)
Map of the Mekong River

Fly from London Heathrow to Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Freedom of Choice

On arrival in Hanoi, be met and transferred to Sofitel Legend Metropole, your hotel for the next 2 nights. Later, perhaps visit Le Mat village; tour Bat Trang; or enjoy a massage. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Included Meals D

Day 3: Hanoi - Freedom of Choice

After a tour of Hanoi, take a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter, then enjoy a traditional water puppet show. Tonight, dine at Nineteen 11; the Ly Club; the Hanoi Press Club; Madame Hien; or Club De L'Oriental.
Included Meals B D

Day 4: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay

Travel to Ha Long and board a luxurious wooden junk for your overnight discovery of World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Saigon

Wake this morning on Ha Long Bay. Travel by small boat to Surprise Cave, a Viet Cong hideout used during the Vietnam War. Later, return to shore and head to the airport then fly to Saigon and your hotel for the next two nights, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Saigon, Long Tan or Cu Chi Tunnels

Today perhaps visit the Vietnam War Australian Military Base, explore the Long Phuoc Tunnels and attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross (min. and max. numbers apply). Alternatively, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Back in Saigon, tonight enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner with matching wines at Xu Restaurant.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Saigon, Freedom of Choice, Embark Cruise

Tour the city; visit an artist's home; or take a motorbike tour. Later, embark your ship, the RV AmaLotus for your seven night Mekong cruise. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Cai Be, Vinh Long

A local boat will take you to Cai Be, an intriguing river-land town. Visit its floating markets then go ashore to explore the French Gothic cathedral and its colourful port area. Later cruise to Vinh Long. Here, enjoy a boat ride and explore the bustling markets.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Sa Dec, Tan Chau

Enjoy a boat ride past floating markets to Sa Dec, the city where the French writer, Marguerite Duras, met her Vietnamese lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Tour Le’s old house, Thien Hau Pagoda and the Fujian Temple. Later, cruise to the village of Tan Chau.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing

This morning visit a remote evergreen island and discover authentic rural Mekong life, untouched by tourism. Later, visit a floating fish farm then tour the town of Tan Chau by rickshaw. This afternoon, perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration by one of the ship’s chefs while the border formalities are carried out and you cross into Cambodia.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Phnom Penh

A tour of Phnom Penh today takes you to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. After lunch back on board, take an excursion to the infamous Killing Fields before visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21).
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Chong Koh, Oudong, Kampong Tralach

Enjoy a stroll around Chong Koh then cruise to Prek K'dam and set off on a tour of Oudong. Later, visit Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu before riding an ox-cart back to your ship.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Kampong Chhnang, Tonle Sap *

Enjoy a small-boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Then return to your ship and cast off towards the 150 kilometre-long lake of Tonle Sap. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board.
Included Meals B L D

Day 14: Disembark Cruise, Siem Reap - Freedom of Choice

Disembark and transfer to Siem Reap and your hotel for two nights, the Hotel Sofitel Angkor. Explore the sights of Angkor then choose from five restaurants.
Included Meals B D

Day 15: Siem Reap, Angkor

Rise early and enjoy a glass of champagne as you take in sunrise at Angkor Wat. Afterwards, tour the iconic temple then explore Ta Phrom, famous for its intertwined trees, and visit a ‘grass-roots’ orphanage for a glimpse into the lives of rescued orphans and disadvantaged children. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner and a Khmer performance of Apsara dance.
Included Meals B D

Day 16: Siem Reap - Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a spa treatment, tour Wat Preah Phrom Rath; ride a tuk-tuk to the Artisans d'Angkor workshop; take a tethered balloon ride; enjoy a quad bike adventure; or ride an elephant. Then transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Included Meals B

Day 17: Arrive UK

Your flight arrives early this morning at London Heathrow.

* Mekong River Low Water Cruise Itinerary

December to April & June to August

If the water level in the Tonle Sap lake is shallow, access is restricted. An alternative route operates Prek K'dam to Siem Reap or vice-versa. Embark or disembark at Prek K'dam and transfer to Siem Reap by coach (five hours), stopping at Kampong Thom.

March to April

Due to climate and low water levels in Cambodia, visits to Kampong Chhnang may be replaced by a visit to Xeo Quyt. The change means an extra day in Viuetnam and thus a one day reduction in th Cambodian cruise programme.

  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

RV AmaLotus


Combining a large amount of space per guest with a boutique style atmosphere, the RV AmaLotus has just 62 suites, so you're able to move around freely and make te most of the may facilities. Its intimate size, meanwhile, ensures that you'll enjoy a truly personalised experience.

All suites are positioned on the outside of the ship with more than 90% having both Outside Balcony and French Balcony.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 62 outside suites most with Outside and French Balconies
  • Elegant Restaurant
  • Sun deck with its own pool and bar
  • 2 comfortable lounges
  • Library
  • Hair and Beauty salon
  • Day Spa
  • Gift Shop

RV AmaLotus - Deck Plan
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Innovative Luxury Staterooms

Combining colonial elegance with regional Mekong touches the AmaLotus provides an unforgettable setting for cruising through Vietnam and Cambodia. Featuring oversized staterooms and suites, the majority of which have twin balconies with large windows.

All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding, ,bathrobes & slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, mini bar & writing desk
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Luxury Owners' Suite Suite

AMA Waterways RV AmaLotus - Owner's Suite AMA Waterways RV AmaLotus - Owners' Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 624 sq. ft.
  • Large bedroom with full width French Balcony and large Outside Balcony with cane rocking chairs
  • 2 bathrooms, one with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Living area with sofa, chairs and additional outside balcony

Sadec Suite

AMA Waterways RV AmaLotus Suite AMA Waterways RV AmaLotus Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 290 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower

Twin Balcony Stateroom (Cat. A & B)

AMA Waterways RV AmaLotus Cat A & B Twin Balcony Stateroom AMA Waterways RV AmaLotus - Cat A & B Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 226 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Stateroom (Cat. C)

AMA Waterways RV Amalotus - Cat C Stateroom AMA Waterways RV AmaLotus - Cat C Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 226 sq. ft.
  • Twin porthole windows
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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

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